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|Sleep Diet -- Groks Science Show 2013-03-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Americans eat too much. They drink too much. They just about do everything in excess, except sleep. On this program, Prof. Kenneth Wright discussed how lack of sleep influences our metabolism and its effect on weight gain.
Keywords: sleep, circadian, weight gain, metabolism, melatonin
|Fire together, wire together -- Groks Science Show 2013-01-02|
There may be 20 billion neurons in your brain but that isn't nearly enough to allow each cell to hold its own unique bit of information. Rather, the information stored and processed by your brain is maintained in spatially and temporally defined networks. These networks can refine themselves over time and the connections between neurons in these networks strengthen with use and wither with disuse. Dr...
Keywords: Groks; networks; Jason MacLean; Hebb; Hebbian; Shatz; modeling; theoretical; neuron; sleep; memory; plasticity